Never Give Up Quotes to Keep You Going

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Giving up is always tempting in challenging situations, but these never give up quotes will strengthen your resolve to stick with it.

Sometimes we find ourselves facing so much adversity, we’d do anything to escape it. That may mean giving up on ourselves, our dreams, or even our principles.

However, one of the triumphs of life is choosing not to give up! Facing our challenges with determination and perseverance until we conquer them, and sometimes ourselves in the process.

In that spirit, here are the best never give up quotes to make you bold and resolute when you need to be.

Top 10 Never Give Up Quotes

Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it!

Richard E. Grant

You never give up, even when you should.

Kelly Creagh
Steve Scalise quote "Never give up on something you believe in"
“Never give up on something you believe in.” – Steve Scalise

Survival can be summed up in three words — never give up.

Bear Grylls

Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.

Winston Churchill

I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.

Marie Curie

Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it.

Simon Sinek
Babe Ruth quote "It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up"
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.

Jack Ma

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

More Never Give Up Quotes

Never give up your desire to be what you want to be. Stay focused, persistent and relentless.

Debasish Mridha, MD

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Vince Lombardi

Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come.

Mandy Hale

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather
Clint Eastwood quote "You should never give up your inner self"
“You should never give up your inner self.” – Clint Eastwood

Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal.

Nathan Chen

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

Earl Nightingale

Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you.

Phillip Sweet

Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.

Elbert Hubabrd

Go out into the world with your passion and love for what you do, and just never give up.

Dianne Reeves

I actually learned that you should never give up, and if you love something, take courage and absolutely go after it.

Jessica Jung

Things aren’t always easy, but you just have to keep going and don’t let the small stuff bog you down.

Stella Maeve

Some people go through hard times, so bad that they can’t even talk about it, but no matter what, we should never give up.

Ifeoluwa Egbetade

Never quit believing that you can develop in life. Never give up. Don’t deny the inward spirit that provides the drive to accomplish great things in life.

Jon Huntsman, Sr.
Nelson Mandela quote "A winner is a dreamer who never gives up"
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela

You just never give up. You do a task to the best of your abilities and beyond.

Debbie Reynolds

Never give up on the fight until you win the belt.

Israelmore Ayivor

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.

Albert Einstein

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.

Wilma Mankiller

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.

Richelle E. Goodrich

If you never give up, you’ll be successful.

Dan O’Brien

Never give up. Laugh a lot. Be good to others.

James Dashner

Make it a quest to never give up even when the dots seem as if they are difficult to connect.

Charlena Jackson

If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.

Jesse Jackson
"He conquers who endures"
“He conquers who endures.” – Persius

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

I always try to do my best. Sometimes is that enough to get a good result, sometimes not, but I never give up, and I never will.

Edin Dzeko

Never give up hope. All things are working for your good. One day, you’ll look back on everything you’ve been through and thank God for it.

Germany Kent

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.


Never, never, never give in.

Winston Churchill

I never give up, even when people tell me that I can’t do something. But if I believe I can, I really fight for it.

Leila Lopes

Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude. Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.

Randy Pausch

The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.

Anne Lamott

God sees in you what you can’t see in yourself. Remember to keep the faith and never give up!

Prophetess Dina Rolle

It’s okay to doubt yourself, it’s okay to feel down; just never give up.

Aaron Patzer
Hubert Humphrey never give up quote "Never give up on anybody"
“Never give up on anybody.” – Hubert Humphrey

Progressing at a snail’s pace is still progress, and slow progress is better than no progress. Never be stagnant, and never give up.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Never give up on things you’ve always dreamed of. Your dreams will become reality by your dedication and hard work.

Hopal Green

Giving Up Quotes

We’ve all faced times when we’ve wanted to give up. Maybe we even did!

But these giving up quotes demonstrate that not giving up is more rewarding and a key part of self-belief and character.

The only thing you should ever quit is giving up!

Steve Pfeister

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas Edison

Giving up is the only sure way to fail.

Gena Showalter

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

You can’t quit or give up before you get it!

Eric Thomas

Circumstances don’t defeat you — you defeat yourself when you give up.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is true strength.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.

John Wooden
Scooter Braun quote "The only real failure is giving up"
“The only real failure is giving up.” – Scooter Braun

Never give in or give up, but do grow up!

Debasish Mridha

Believe me, the hardest thing for a man to give up is that which he really doesn’t want, after all.

Albert Camus

Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.

Paolo Coelho

Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.

Abraham Lincoln

When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.

Paolo Coelho

If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.


Give up trying to make me give up.

Masashi Kishimoto

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

Giving up is conceding that things will never get better, and that is just not true.

Aimee Mullins
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up"
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.” – Thomas Edison

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.

Colin Powell

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn vos Savant

The moment when you feel like giving up is right before your breakthrough.

Victoria Arlen

I gave up coffee. It’s almost worse than giving up a lover.

Sandra Bullock

You gain nothing from giving up.

Robert Kubica

I’ve just never liked giving up on anything.

Bam Adebayo

Do you still feel like giving up on something? Check out our 6 Things to Ask Yourself When You Feel Like Quitting to evaluate your thought process.

Quotes about Not Giving Up

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

When someone tells you that you can’t do something, perhaps you should consider that they are only telling you what they can’t do.

Sheldon Cahoon
Robert Frost quote "The best way out is always through"
“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

Anyone can start something. No one quits right before the prize. The middle sets people apart.

Johnny Uzan

It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.

C. J. Redwine

If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.

Jack Ma

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

Abdul Kalam

How long should you try? Until.

Jim Rohn

Either do not begin or, having begun, do not give up.

Chinese Proverb

If you are going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.

George M. Moore, Jr.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’

Mary Anne Radmacher

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

James A. Michener
Fannie Flagg quote "Don’t give up before the miracle happens"
“Don’t give up before the miracle happens.” – Fannie Flagg

The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.

Tom Bradley

Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

Conrad Hilton

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher

Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.

Sidney Sheldon

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.

Hope Hicks

If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.

Roy T. Bennett

Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

Napoleon Hill

Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

Christian D. Larson

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

Elbert Hubbard
Abby Glines quote "Don't give up. You'll regret it"
“Don’t give up. You’ll regret it.” – Abbi Glines

You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.

Chuck Yeager

But when we find that one person who completes us, we don’t give up. No matter how bad we screw up. We make it right.

Abbi Glines

Never give up. Never give in. Never become hostile… Hate is too big a burden to bear.

John Lewis

You are planting seeds now and one day when you least expect those flowers will bloom. Trust the process.

Germany Kent

We hope these never give up quotes give you the resolve to stick with your task, no matter what it is.

No life is without challenges, but it’s how we face them that counts. Choose to face yours with the mindset these quotes about not giving up demonstrate and gain the resolve you need.

When you consciously decide not to give up, you’re one step closer to being stronger and turning obstacles into opportunities. If we convinced you not to throw in the towel, let us know in the comments below!

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Quincy Seale

Quincy is KIM's editor, and has collected and shared inspiring quotes and stories since 2005. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie, son Alex, and his dog Oban.